Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SHERIFF GARCIA ON LEADERSHIP: Adrian Garcia - Democrat Speaks to Aubrey R. Taylor about the importance of electing good leadership during times of crisis
SHERIFF ADRIAN GARCIA: "Good leadership is always critical not just during a crisis. However, the public and employees need to know that they have someone they can follow when they most need direction. Leadership should be visible and engaged, making the most difficult decisions. I saw this in Mayor Bill White during and after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike. Effective leadership makes citizens feel protected before, during and after a critical incident. An effective leader needs to be respected and supported, and I am honored that the three main employee groups of the Sheriff's Office have endorsed my candidacy and NOT their boss." NOTE: Adrian Garcia was the Democratic nominee running for Harris County Sheriff against Sheriff Tommy Thomas when he provided me with this statement. He went on to defeat Sheriff Thomas in the 2008 Presidential Election.